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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Sir Robert think it would be useless for Goring to talk to Lady Chiltern about life?
(a) She won't believe Goring.
(b) Nothing could make her change her views.
(c) She already knows everything there is to know.
(d) She's not smart enough to understand.

2. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Goring say is "never of any use to oneself"?
(a) A keen wit.
(b) Good advice.
(c) Money.
(d) Politics.

3. Why does Lady Chiltern say she'll always love Sir Robert in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) He will never make a mistake.
(b) He is successful.
(c) He will always be worthy of love.
(d) He's her husband.

4. What does Sir Robert tell Mrs. Cheveley he thinks of the Argentine Canal Company when she first brings it up?
(a) He's certain she should invest.
(b) It's going bankrupt.
(c) It's a swindle.
(d) It's profitable.

5. At the dinner party in Act 1, Part 1, what does Lady Basildon think of the man who talks about his wife during dinner?
(a) He is rude.
(b) He is terribly trivial.
(c) He is very loving.
(d) He is very kind.

6. In Act 2, Part 1, what event does Goring tell Sir Robert he'll be attending that evening?
(a) A poker game.
(b) The Bachelor's Ball.
(c) A political rally.
(d) The Queen's Ball.

7. Why does Goring say he loves to talk about nothing?
(a) Ladies love to talk about nothing, and he loves ladies.
(b) It's the only thing his friends know anything about.
(c) It's the only thing he knows anything about.
(d) He doesn't like serious conversations.

8. According to Lady Chiltern in Act 1, Part 3, what is Sir Robert not a man to do?
(a) Continue in public life.
(b) Ruin a lady's reputation.
(c) Do anything dishonorable.
(d) Lie to his wife.

9. What is Sir Robert's initial response to Mrs. Cheveley's request concerning his speech?
(a) He refuses.
(b) He is very excited.
(c) He agrees.
(d) He asks her to come watch him speak.

10. How does Lord Goring describe seeing Mrs. Cheveley at the Chiltern's party?
(a) A blast from the past.
(b) A welcome diversion.
(c) An unpleasant surprise.
(d) A heart wrenching event.

11. What does Lord Goring say he gets rid of as soon as possible?
(a) Wise thoughts.
(b) Money.
(c) The truth.
(d) Women.

12. What does Mabel find in the sofa, hidden by a cushion?
(a) A ring.
(b) A letter.
(c) Money.
(d) A diamond brooch.

13. What does Sir Robert say this century worships?
(a) An unfair God.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Power.
(d) Social standing.

14. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what do Englishmen always get after a good meal?
(a) Sleepy.
(b) A good cigar.
(c) A cup of tea.
(d) Romantic.

15. What does Lady Chiltern tell Goring he'd find interesting about her meeting in Act 1, Part 2?
(a) Everything.
(b) The women.
(c) Nothing.
(d) The refreshments.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 1, Part 1, what is needed at the embassy to prevent the ambassador from being recalled?

2. How well did Goring know Mrs. Cheveley in the past?

3. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what used to lend charm, or at least interest, to a man?

4. What does Sir Robert say are the only two fashionable religions?

5. Why does Goring say people are pleased to find out about other people's secrets?

(see the answer keys)

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